Campus Units

Architecture, Human Computer Interaction, Virtual Reality Applications Center

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference

The 4th Design Thinking Research Symposium - Design Representation (DTRS ’99)

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1999

Journal or Book Title

Proceedings of the 4th Design Thinking Research Symposium - Design Representation

First Page

139

Last Page

148

Conference Title

The 4th Design Thinking Research Symposium - Design Representation (DTRS ’99)

Conference Date

April 23-25, 1999

City

Cambridge, MA

Abstract

Advances in information technology allows architectural models to be created in full-scale synthetic environments equipped with navigational and interactive capabilities. This study explores the theoretical basis on how design processes and representations can be affected if design is conducted in such an environment. An experiment was designed, and two subjects were invited to participate. The design processes were recorded, and protocol analysis was conducted to decipher the characteristics of conducting design in full scale. The overwhelming sense of immersion and projection in the virtual reality environment has altered the design behaviors and processes. The design process is almost purely visual, with a lot of attention devoted to the sizing, texturing, and coloring of the details of the objects. The tool also allows real time tests of functionality and scale, and therefore, produces better designs in those aspects. This Virtual Architectural Design Tool (VADeT) offers potential for teaching and studying design.

Comments

This proceeding is published as Chan, Chiu-Shui, Lewis Hill, and Carolina Cruz-Neira. "Can Design be Done in Full-Scale Representation?" Proceedings of the 4th Design Thinking Research Symposium - Design Representation. Cambridge, MA: MIT. (1999): 139-148. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

MIT

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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